5 Best Home Accessories
A home has four strong walls, a ceiling, a roof covering it and protecting it from the elements, and a floor to walk on, with many rooms built inside serving as different functions. However, a home should not only be a place to live in, but should be a reflection of your personality. After all, every day you wake up and rest your head in it. The following article covers the best five accessories you should have in your home to make it more personable.
1. Magnetic Knife Holders
Magnetic knife holders should be a staple of every kitchen, as all kitchens have knives for specific uses that need to be stored in a safe and hygienic way. For years, people have been using knife blocks, however, dirt and bacteria start to build up in the knife grooves, and are very hard to disinfect and clean.
These knife holders or bars help keep everything organized and the great news is, these days, there isn’t just one standard silver option available. Yes, if you own a very modern home, then the silver option usually fits in best. However, if you have a more rustic home, the walnut and maple wood options bring nature into the home so that it fits in perfectly with your décor. There are also multiple size options available so that no matter the size of your kitchen or knife set, one (or more) will fit perfectly against your wall, or fridge.
2. Tea Kettles
Everyone drinks tea or coffee (or even heats up their ramen noodles using boiling water), so why use a common electric kettle? Tea kettles add so much character to the home. They come in an array of materials like stainless steel, copper, and more, as well as colors that can match any décor. There are so many to choose from, you can really have fun with this. All you need to do is heat them on a gas or electric stove for perfectly boiled water and voila, your perfect cup of tea, coffee, ramen noodles or soup will be ready!
Art is truly in the eye of the beholder. What one finds beautiful, another may turn away from. One thing is for sure, however, and that’s the fact that art is based on very personal taste. After all, there are so many different types of art from impressionism, to cubism, surrealism and more!
One of the most important factors when choosing an art piece for a room is to look at the specific colors and see if they match the tone and mood of the room. For instance, in a kitchen, paintings of bright green apples and purple grapes would suffice, whereas, in a bedroom, a painting of the midnight sky with the stars would help bring calm at night. If you are an art collector then this changes, and art is chosen based on the artist mainly. Today, some of the greatest artists are Jojo Ohayon, Justin Abelman, and Alec Monopoly.
However, if you have a taste for the late great artists such as Degas and Dali, prints are always available to be framed and hung. Another option is painting canvases yourself if you have artistic ability. These paintings will always be special to you, as they come from your own inspiration.
Rugs really make the world of difference to any room they are placed in, as they add so much personality and character. Persian rugs are a favorite among many in the world and give a feeling of warmth, richness and luxury to any room. Rugs are also quite essential when putting together the complete look of a lounge suite. They are especially great in the winter to just relax on with the heater going, while watching your favorite Netflix series with a mug of hot chocolate in tow.
Rugs can create a story and add drama to any room. If you prefer a simple and natural look, you may want to choose tones that are beige, tan, brown or even green. However, if you want to spice things up, you can get rugs that have animal prints (faux, of course, not the actual skin of the animals), or are multicolored, the choice is yours. Rugs are also particularly useful in any child’s room, as they provide a safe surface to play on that your child won’t slip on.
5. Stylish Storage
Whether you have a plethora of spices, books, paperwork, stationery, toys for the kids, an abundance of (way too many) shoes, makeup, or/and wires for technological devices etc., you need really attractive storage options because cardboard boxes just won’t do and don’t belong in a house – well, perhaps only in the tool shed or garage.
There are so many options today from wicker baskets to bookshelves with grooves and different layers to fancy glass cabinets and painted wooden boxes. Plastic storage is also nice but belongs mainly in children’s rooms. There are also storage options available that are integrated into furniture such as beds and sofas with drawers underneath. Stylish storage is especially important if you tend to hoard and can’t let go of things.
Turn your house into a home using the above accessories to personalize your space, so that when people walk into your home, they can immediately relate the décor to you. Make your space your own with the above accessories, take your time choosing and be creative about it, it can be really fun!